It’s been so long since I posted!! Summer holidays hit me along with illness and my life hasn’t overly been back to normal since. I’ve mostly made bobbles, butterflies and clothes so had nothing exciting to post until today.
I had all kinds of plans to add some extra tutorials for hand sewing and crochet but those will have to wait I’m afraid however I will promise to do better so why not set me a challenge in the comment box and give me some inspiration.
You need to decide on width of the brim you want mine is about 12cm. From this you need a large circle (blue) with a hole cut out middle. The hole in middle is width of your top section and you’ll need another circle for that too (cream).
From there you work out the circumference by doing diameter of circle x pi (3.14).
- 1 x 12 cm diameter circle with 6 cm diameter circle cut out middle
- 1 x 6cm diameter circle
- 1 x rectangle 19-20 cm long and 8 cm height
On the rectangle you will need to mark 1 cm from top and bottom then cut at regular intervals along. snip every other tab off to create alternate tabs on both top and bottom as shown. You will need to bend these one way initially.
Glue all sections onto black felt but fold the tabs up so they aren’t stuck down
On the rectangle you will need to over cut the felt so it can be overlapped. My circumference was around 18.6 cm so you will need that plus whatever amount you want to over lap so around 1cm then the excess felt after that. Fold that tab under and glue down. When cutting both the circles out ensure you leave around 1cm extra for gluing down.
The outer edge you can fold and glue but the inner you will need to cut at internals and stick each one down for it to stretch.
For your rectangle you will need one set of tabs to fold in and the other set to fold out. Put glue on the set that fold in and place your small circle on top making sure all tabs are pressed down
Next step is to place the tabs pointing out through the hole of large circle (blue) so the black felt is showing on top. Then glue the tabs underneath (sorry I’ve no pictures of these step). Once that is down glue all around the underneath nearly to the edge but leaving few mm gap and place on grey felt.
Once cry you cut around just inside.
I chose to decorate mine so I glued ribbon to the back of the hat and regular intervals along securing along base of tall section. I then added a small flower to fit my theme.
Here is the completed item! A funky Halloween wreath made with cheap skull and hands from eBay and felt flowers for the rest.